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Necessary evil : settling Missouri with a rope and a gun, Joe Johnston

Label
Necessary evil : settling Missouri with a rope and a gun
Title
Necessary evil
Title remainder
settling Missouri with a rope and a gun
Statement of responsibility
Joe Johnston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the Mormon Wars to the Border Wars to gangs of Bald Knobbers and Bushwhackers, Missouri's reign of vigilante justice during the nineteenth century is unparalleled by any other state in the nation. Situated as the Gateway to the West, Missouri experienced an influx of new cultures, races, and political factions, while already home to a population of patriotic war veterans. The state marked the boundary of eastern civilization and was a stronghold of fierce independence, bordered by Bloody Kansas and Native American territories. With new lands opening for settlement, and a fledgling system of law enforcement, the people themselves were compelled to invent laws and punish transgressors. Lawmen opposed vigilantes but at times were forced to cooperate with them and adopt their methods. Missouri spawned countless stories of individual and mob violence that finally ended at the turn of the century with advancing technology and the people's enduring insistence on decency and peace. Necessary Evil is the first book to chronicle the implications of vigilantism in Missouri, ultimately showing that the state could never have been settled without a healthy dose of rebel justice. Packed with stories of popular gunslingers such as Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and Jesse James, this action-filled read will be of interest to crime enthusiasts and historians alike"--
  • ""Missouri in the 1800s spawned countless stories of individual and mob violence. This book chronicles the implications of vigilantism in Missouri, ultimately showing that the state could never have been settled without a healthy dose of rebel justice"--Provided by publisher"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, Joe
Dewey number
977.8/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F466
LC item number
.J65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hickok, Wild Bill
  • Hildebrand, Samuel S
  • Earp, Wyatt
  • Bald Knobbers
  • Missouri
  • Vigilance committees
  • Vigilantes
  • Crime
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • Crime
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Vigilance committees
  • Vigilantes
  • Missouri
Label
Necessary evil : settling Missouri with a rope and a gun, Joe Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
First flames: the Mormon Wars -- Divine vengeance: the Mormon Wars -- Slicker Wars, begin -- Slicker vengeance -- Border Wars -- Border during the War -- Equipped by War -- Archetype: James Butler Hickok -- Viglante as victim: Sam Hildebrand -- No surrender for Sam -- Outside the lines -- Wyatt Earp and the vigilantes -- Doc Holliday and the bounty-hunting preacher -- Bald Knobbers -- Bald Knobbers on trial -- Mob mentality -- Reguators -- Personal justice -- Decency takes a hand -- Technology takes a hand -- The Myth -- Notable sources -- About the author
Control code
883836283
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781883982812
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014021727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883836283
Label
Necessary evil : settling Missouri with a rope and a gun, Joe Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
First flames: the Mormon Wars -- Divine vengeance: the Mormon Wars -- Slicker Wars, begin -- Slicker vengeance -- Border Wars -- Border during the War -- Equipped by War -- Archetype: James Butler Hickok -- Viglante as victim: Sam Hildebrand -- No surrender for Sam -- Outside the lines -- Wyatt Earp and the vigilantes -- Doc Holliday and the bounty-hunting preacher -- Bald Knobbers -- Bald Knobbers on trial -- Mob mentality -- Reguators -- Personal justice -- Decency takes a hand -- Technology takes a hand -- The Myth -- Notable sources -- About the author
Control code
883836283
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781883982812
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014021727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883836283

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